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Gunmen kidnap Benue Commissioner

Gunmen yet-to-be identified have abducted Benue State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Matthew Abo

ITRYBE gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday night at about 10 p.m. when the armed men invaded the Commissioner’s residence in Zaki-Biam, headquarters of Ukum Local Government Area of the state.

According to an eye-witness, the gunmen who invaded the area on four motorcycles, forcefully entered the commissioner’s house shooting sporadically.

The assailants ordered everyone in the house, including the Commissioner‘s wife and children to lie face down, after which they whisked him away to an unknown destination.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Hyacinth Alia, Sir Tersoo Kula confirmed the unfortunate incident to DAILY POST on Monday.

When contacted by our correspondent, the CPS simply said, “Unfortunately, that is the news. Commissioner for Information, culture & Tourism, Mr. Matthew Abo from Ukum LGA was kidnapped.”

Abo was one of the 17 Commissioners sworn-in as a member of the Benue State Executive Council on August 29, 2023.

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